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  • The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that go on sale in India (and elsewhere) later this month offer a range of interesting features including an improved camera sensor, and best-in-class Snapdragon 835 processor. But there is one more interesting thing about the new Pixel smartphones that the company executives didn't share onstage at the event earlier this month: a custom SoC (system-on-chip) designed to handle camera image processing.Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature the Pixel Visual Core, a Google-designed chip to enhance the camera capabilities of the phone. The chip isn't active yet, but the company says when it does activate the chip, the Pixel 2 will be able to process photos faster and efficiently than ever. Google plans to activate Pixel Visual Core at the time it releases Android 8.1 developer preview.Google says it plans to let developers make use of the Pixel Visual Core SoC in third-party apps for HDR+ photo processing. This will also allow developers to ta..

    Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Have a Pixel Visual Core SoC, an Image Processor Google Hasn’t Activated Yet

    The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that go on sale in India (and elsewhere) later this month offer a range of interesting features including an improved camera sensor, and best-in-class Snapdragon 835 processor. But there is one more interesting thing about the new Pixel smartphones that the company executives didn't share onstage at the event earlier this month: a custom SoC (system-on-chip) designed to handle camera image processing.Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature the Pixel Visual Core, a Google-designed chip to enhance the camera capabilities of the phone. The chip isn't active yet, but the company says when it does activate the chip, the Pixel 2 will be able to process photos faster and efficiently than ever. Google plans to activate Pixel Visual Core at the time it releases Android 8.1 developer preview.Google says it plans to let developers make use of the Pixel Visual Core SoC in third-party apps for HDR+ photo processing. This will also allow developers to ta..
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  • Google parent company Alphabet's Project Wing is testing its air traffic management system and drones in southeast Australia by delivering Mexican food from local restaurant Guzman y Gomez, and medicine from pharmacy chain Chemist Warehouse. The last time we reported on Project Wing, which is focused on establishing air traffic management systems in anticipation of thousands of co-existing unmanned aerial vehicles, it followed an official update from the company on the division's progress. The goals were three-fold: Real-time route planning for drones operating in the same vicinity, live notifications that alert operators of any changes in the drones or conditions surrounding them, and airspace notifications regarding any safety-sensitive areas. Ultimately, co-lead of Project Wing, James Ryan Burgess, said tests showed that this "important foundational technology is making good progress, and we look forward to updating you on additional tests in the coming months." Well, it..

    Google Drone Delivery Division Tests Burrito, Drug Deliveries in Australia

    Google parent company Alphabet's Project Wing is testing its air traffic management system and drones in southeast Australia by delivering Mexican food from local restaurant Guzman y Gomez, and medicine from pharmacy chain Chemist Warehouse. The last time we reported on Project Wing, which is focused on establishing air traffic management systems in anticipation of thousands of co-existing unmanned aerial vehicles, it followed an official update from the company on the division's progress. The goals were three-fold: Real-time route planning for drones operating in the same vicinity, live notifications that alert operators of any changes in the drones or conditions surrounding them, and airspace notifications regarding any safety-sensitive areas. Ultimately, co-lead of Project Wing, James Ryan Burgess, said tests showed that this "important foundational technology is making good progress, and we look forward to updating you on additional tests in the coming months." Well, it..
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  • Google AdWords is a staple platform for the vast majority of digital marketing strategies. However, marketers need to get things right from the outset to avoid costly inefficiencies. This guide will provide everything you need to know to get an AdWords account up and running, and set for success. The digital marketing industry has grown in tandem with Google AdWords, to the extent that the two are linked inextricably. Of every dollar spent on digital advertising in the US 42 cents goes to Google, and the search giant brought in 96% of its revenues in 2016 from pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. It is easy to see why the format has such enduring appeal. Any business can get started and making money on AdWords in a few simple steps, with Google providing plentiful support along the way. The business model is beautifully crafted to fulfill a marketer’s needs; you only pay when a user takes out your desired action (normally a click, a call, or a purchase), so the return on investment ..

    Google AdWords: The Beginner’s Guide

    Google AdWords is a staple platform for the vast majority of digital marketing strategies. However, marketers need to get things right from the outset to avoid costly inefficiencies. This guide will provide everything you need to know to get an AdWords account up and running, and set for success. The digital marketing industry has grown in tandem with Google AdWords, to the extent that the two are linked inextricably. Of every dollar spent on digital advertising in the US 42 cents goes to Google, and the search giant brought in 96% of its revenues in 2016 from pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. It is easy to see why the format has such enduring appeal. Any business can get started and making money on AdWords in a few simple steps, with Google providing plentiful support along the way. The business model is beautifully crafted to fulfill a marketer’s needs; you only pay when a user takes out your desired action (normally a click, a call, or a purchase), so the return on investment ..
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  • Do you want to disable Google AMP in WordPress? Many bloggers and websites who jumped on the Google AMP bandwagon are now disabling it for different reasons. The challenge is that disabling Google AMP is not as simple as one would hope for. In this article, we will show you how to properly disable Google AMP in WordPress. Why and Who Should Disable Google AMP in WordPress Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP is an open source initiative with aim to make the web faster for mobile users and improve user experience. It does so by serving pages with bare minimal HTML and JavaScript. This allows the content to be hosted on Google AMP Cache. Google can then serve this cached version to users instantly when they click on your link in the search results. We shared our concerns and issues raised by other bloggers regarding AMP in our guide on how to set up Google AMP in WordPress. Since then many website owners, influential bloggers, and online publications have stopped using AMP. Many of th..

    How to Properly Disable Google AMP in WordPress

    Do you want to disable Google AMP in WordPress? Many bloggers and websites who jumped on the Google AMP bandwagon are now disabling it for different reasons. The challenge is that disabling Google AMP is not as simple as one would hope for. In this article, we will show you how to properly disable Google AMP in WordPress. Why and Who Should Disable Google AMP in WordPress Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP is an open source initiative with aim to make the web faster for mobile users and improve user experience. It does so by serving pages with bare minimal HTML and JavaScript. This allows the content to be hosted on Google AMP Cache. Google can then serve this cached version to users instantly when they click on your link in the search results. We shared our concerns and issues raised by other bloggers regarding AMP in our guide on how to set up Google AMP in WordPress. Since then many website owners, influential bloggers, and online publications have stopped using AMP. Many of th..
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  • Several Google Pixel phone users have reported that they aren't able to receive text messages on their handsets. In response to the complaints on its product forums, Google has acknowledged the bug and confirmed a fix is on its way.The issue, as first highlighted by a Verizon subscriber using an Android 8.0 Oreo-running Pixel XL, disables the functionality to receive text messages - without impacting the ability to send messages to other users. The user attempted to resolve the flaw by uninstalling all the installed apps and even disabling messaging apps, including Google Message and Verizon+. However, the tweaks didn't help to receive text messages.It is unknown whether the flaw is impacting users on unlocked Pixel phones. Having said that, it does not seem to have been caused by the Android Oreo update that rolled out last month. "I would have thought the problem would manifest right after I installed the Oreo update, but that was weeks ago," one of the users posted on th..

    Pixel Users Facing Issues in Receiving Text Messages, Google Promises a Fix

    Several Google Pixel phone users have reported that they aren't able to receive text messages on their handsets. In response to the complaints on its product forums, Google has acknowledged the bug and confirmed a fix is on its way.The issue, as first highlighted by a Verizon subscriber using an Android 8.0 Oreo-running Pixel XL, disables the functionality to receive text messages - without impacting the ability to send messages to other users. The user attempted to resolve the flaw by uninstalling all the installed apps and even disabling messaging apps, including Google Message and Verizon+. However, the tweaks didn't help to receive text messages.It is unknown whether the flaw is impacting users on unlocked Pixel phones. Having said that, it does not seem to have been caused by the Android Oreo update that rolled out last month. "I would have thought the problem would manifest right after I installed the Oreo update, but that was weeks ago," one of the users posted on th..
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  • Back in August, Google introduced a new feature called Questions & Answers, or Q&A, in Google Maps. This feature allows you and other people to ask and answer questions about your business. Like reviews and other user-generated content, this update could have an impact on your business’ reputation, so it’s important that you take an active role in managing your Q&As. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of this feature. What does Google’s Q&A feature mean for businesses? Google’s Q&A feature lets anyone ask questions about your business. These questions show up on your Google Maps page. You can answer these questions yourself, or other people can answer them. As the business owner, you can also preemptively ask and answer questions that you think might be useful to customers. Examples of what the Q&A section looks like in Google Maps. Source: onlineownership.com The new Q&A feature is undoubtedly handy for customers – who hasn’t wished they could ask questions about ..

    How businesses can optimize for Google’s new Question & Answer feature

    Back in August, Google introduced a new feature called Questions & Answers, or Q&A, in Google Maps. This feature allows you and other people to ask and answer questions about your business. Like reviews and other user-generated content, this update could have an impact on your business’ reputation, so it’s important that you take an active role in managing your Q&As. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of this feature. What does Google’s Q&A feature mean for businesses? Google’s Q&A feature lets anyone ask questions about your business. These questions show up on your Google Maps page. You can answer these questions yourself, or other people can answer them. As the business owner, you can also preemptively ask and answer questions that you think might be useful to customers. Examples of what the Q&A section looks like in Google Maps. Source: onlineownership.com The new Q&A feature is undoubtedly handy for customers – who hasn’t wished they could ask questions about ..
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  • The Flipkart Diwali sale continues in its third day, and you have discounts on popular gadgets such as the new iPhone 8 models, Google Pixel, Sony smart TVs, etc. Among the notable Flipkart sale offers on mobile phones include discounts on budget smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Rs. 10,999, MRP Rs. 12,999), Moto C Plus (Rs. 5,999, MRP Rs. 6,999) and Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB) (Rs. 8,999; MRP Rs. 10,999). Flipkart is also offering its staple buyback guarantees and no cost EMIs in the sale as well.You can also get the HDFC Bank debit and credit card instant discount (10 percent, maximum cashback Rs. 1,750, minimum order value Rs. 3,000. There's also a no-cost EMI offer on HDFC Bank credit cards. Flipkart is also offering a 20 percent cashback (up to Rs. 200) on payments made using its PhonePe app. There are so many deals on offer that it may become a little difficult to go through them all to decide which ones are worth checking out, so we have listed the best deals in the ongoing F..

    Flipkart Diwali Sale Offers on iPhone 8, Google Pixel, Sony Smart TV, and More

    The Flipkart Diwali sale continues in its third day, and you have discounts on popular gadgets such as the new iPhone 8 models, Google Pixel, Sony smart TVs, etc. Among the notable Flipkart sale offers on mobile phones include discounts on budget smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Rs. 10,999, MRP Rs. 12,999), Moto C Plus (Rs. 5,999, MRP Rs. 6,999) and Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB) (Rs. 8,999; MRP Rs. 10,999). Flipkart is also offering its staple buyback guarantees and no cost EMIs in the sale as well.You can also get the HDFC Bank debit and credit card instant discount (10 percent, maximum cashback Rs. 1,750, minimum order value Rs. 3,000. There's also a no-cost EMI offer on HDFC Bank credit cards. Flipkart is also offering a 20 percent cashback (up to Rs. 200) on payments made using its PhonePe app. There are so many deals on offer that it may become a little difficult to go through them all to decide which ones are worth checking out, so we have listed the best deals in the ongoing F..
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  • Google has slashed the price of its USB-C Digital to 3.5mm headphone adapter that it unveiled earlier this month alongside the launch of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones as the company attempts to sweeten the transition of potential customers from their existing 3.5mm headphone jack enabled phone to Google's latest and greatest.At the time when company unveiled the USB-C to 3.5mm dongle, it was priced at $20, which had caused an uproar. But at some point last week, the company revised the price of the adapter to $9, alert users spotted - a price that matches that of Apple's own Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack dongle. Several users had expressed their disappointment in Google for pricing the adapter at such a high price. Many pointed out that even Apple doesn't charge as much for its Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack dongle. Last year, Apple also slashed the price of its Lightning adapter for a limited time weeks after unveiling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.With t..

    Google Slashes Price of Pixel 2 USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter After Uproar

    Google has slashed the price of its USB-C Digital to 3.5mm headphone adapter that it unveiled earlier this month alongside the launch of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones as the company attempts to sweeten the transition of potential customers from their existing 3.5mm headphone jack enabled phone to Google's latest and greatest.At the time when company unveiled the USB-C to 3.5mm dongle, it was priced at $20, which had caused an uproar. But at some point last week, the company revised the price of the adapter to $9, alert users spotted - a price that matches that of Apple's own Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack dongle. Several users had expressed their disappointment in Google for pricing the adapter at such a high price. Many pointed out that even Apple doesn't charge as much for its Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack dongle. Last year, Apple also slashed the price of its Lightning adapter for a limited time weeks after unveiling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.With t..
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  • The Flipkart Diwali sale in in full swing, and there are several gadgets on which you can snag a discount. Whether it is mobile phones and laptops or TVs and speakers, there's something for everyone in the ongoing sale, which runs till October 17. There are decent discounts on popular budget smartphones in the sale, such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (usually Rs. 12,999) is down to Rs. 10,999. Moto C Plus is available at Rs. 5,999 (usually Rs. 6,999). Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB) is available at Rs. 8,999 (usually Rs. 10,999). Of course, you also have exchange discounts to lower the price even further in the Flipkart sale.You can also get the HDFC Bank debit and credit card instant discount (10 percent, maximum cashback Rs. 1,750, minimum order value Rs. 3,000. There's also a no-cost EMI offer on HDFC Bank credit cards. Flipkart is also offering a 20 percent cashback (up to Rs. 200) on payments made using its PhonePe app. If you are in the market for some deals on electronics and gadgets, ..

    Flipkart Diwali Sale Offers: iPhone 8, Google Pixel, Redmi Note 4, and Other Deals You Can Get

    The Flipkart Diwali sale in in full swing, and there are several gadgets on which you can snag a discount. Whether it is mobile phones and laptops or TVs and speakers, there's something for everyone in the ongoing sale, which runs till October 17. There are decent discounts on popular budget smartphones in the sale, such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (usually Rs. 12,999) is down to Rs. 10,999. Moto C Plus is available at Rs. 5,999 (usually Rs. 6,999). Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB) is available at Rs. 8,999 (usually Rs. 10,999). Of course, you also have exchange discounts to lower the price even further in the Flipkart sale.You can also get the HDFC Bank debit and credit card instant discount (10 percent, maximum cashback Rs. 1,750, minimum order value Rs. 3,000. There's also a no-cost EMI offer on HDFC Bank credit cards. Flipkart is also offering a 20 percent cashback (up to Rs. 200) on payments made using its PhonePe app. If you are in the market for some deals on electronics and gadgets, ..
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